Digestive health

Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine

Primary, Integrative and Internal Physician located in Fort Wayne, IN

Your digestive health is a reflection of your overall well-being. Board-certified internist and integrative medicine specialist Vishaal Veerula, MD, and the team at Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine in Fort Wayne, Indiana, take an integrative approach to your digestive health and customize your treatment. The practice offers in-depth gut health testing and therapies to treat your digestive complaints. Call the office or request a consultation online to take charge of your digestive health today. Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine offers both tele-health and in-person office visits. Please call our office at 260-999-6924.

Digestive Health Q & A

Why is digestive health so important?

Your digestive health offers a picture of your entire well-being. It may reflect issues with stress, immunity, nutrition, and digestion. If you have a chronic digestive illness or symptoms that suggest one, you know that how your gut feels affects you every day.

An integrative medicine approach acknowledges there is a well-established connection between your brain and your gut, as well as the critical role of diet in digestive health. 

Your brain and the enteric nervous system, referred to as the 'second brain' in the gut, communicate back and forth, which affects your physical and mental health. Many functional gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation, have roots in disrupted brain-gut connections. Dr. Veerula offers a unique combination of diagnostics and therapies to promote optimal digestive health and your overall well-being.

How is my health evaluated?

Dr. Veerula works with industry-leading laboratories such as Genova Diagnostic G.I. Effects for the health of your intestinal tract. Vibrant America Gut Zoomer for food allergies. Dunwoody Labs for parasites, fungi and yeast. To check for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Irritable Bowel Disease, IBS-Smart is a blood test for IBS that is also carried in the office.

First, he orders the appropriate testing to identify the cause of any digestive distress. Tests can detect and diagnose, Bloating, Constipation, Abdominal Pain, and more. Leaky gut is a condition where small tears form in your intestinal lining and allow bacteria, toxins and partially digested food to enter your bloodstream. Additionally, this can cause inflammation, a histamine effect, and food allergies. In summary, the test can identify biomarkers that suggest digestive distress and reveal important information regarding your Microbiome imbalances. Each laboratory offers a variety of relevant tests from which Dr. Veerula selects according to your case.

Leaky Gut

Genova Diagnostics
Dunwoody Labs
Vibrant America

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Disease

IBS Smart

Parasites, fungi, and yeast

Dunwoody Labs

Food Allergies, sensitivities

Vibrant America

Does this include an evaluation of food sensitivities?

Food sensitivities, allergies, and intolerances have a tremendous impact on the state of your digestive health and overall quality of life. Dr. Veerula provides food allergy and food sensitivity testing through IgE/IgG/IgA screenings.

These blood tests measure the number of immunoglobulins, or antibodies, in your blood. For example, if you have an exaggerated presence of certain antibodies, it may indicate that your body has a heightened response to specific foods.

If you're interested in learning more about your digestive health, call Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine, or request an appointment online today.

How to find us

To obtain optimal Digestive Health, please call our office at 260-999-6924 or go online to make an appointment. Additionally, Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine offers both tele-health and in-person visits.